Top U.S. universities failing in online privacy


A new national survey of top-ranked universities and colleges shows these schools' online privacy policies aren't nearly as stellar as their scholastics. Many fail to properly secure sensitive data and to adequately explain just what happens to information provided during online transactions.

"Privacy is a lot more than just data breaches," explained Mary J. Culnan, a management and IT professor at Bentley College in Waltham, Mass., who lead the study done with MBA candidate Thomas J. Carlin. "Another element is letting people know how their information is being used." Top U.S. universities failing in online privacy

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